RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT (R&D)
Laser Engineering has expanded her services to embrace Research and Development (R&D) for the Oil and Gas industry in order to bridge the existing research gap in the country. She has invested in research and her laboratories can be used to conduct research in the following areas:
♦ Enhanced Oil Recovery
♦ Relative Permeability (Steady and Unsteady state)
♦ Rock-Fluid Compatibility
♦ Crude Oil finger printing
♦ Complete Crude Assay Analysis
♦ Flow Assurance
♦ Environmental Studies
Laser Engineering collaborates with private and government tertiary institutions of learning, research organizations and companies that are interested in conducting and developing in-country research capacity. Internally, the R&D unit liaises with other units to conduct relevant studies in various areas that impact on the petroleum industry. The unit has published several research papers in reservoir management, PVT and Environmental studies.
The R&D unit is also involved in software development especially for the oil and gas industry because software packages are part of the industry’s daily routine. A user friendly software called LaserMBAL which can estimate hydrocarbon volumes and the primary drive energy of a reservoir has been developed. The snapshots below show some interfaces in the software.
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICES:
Laser Engineering has added Core analysis, Core handling, Preservation and Storage to her suite of services. This makes her a complete reservoir integrated service provider in reservoir description, production enhancement and reservoir management for the petroleum industry. This services will enable the oil and gas operators to properly manage their assets and maximize recovery. Her core analysis services include:
♠ Well site Core Analysis
♠ Core Storage
♠ Routine Core Analysis
♠ Special Core Analysis
♠ High Resolution Digital Core Photography
♠ Spectral Gamma Log
Laser Engineering has state-of-the-art equipment such as the recently acquired Core Flooding equipment that can be used for core flooding studies at reservoir conditions.